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Huge Area of Street Road Still in the Dark

Over 3,500 PECO customers remain without power on Wednesday.

 

Even though the sun has been peeking out occasionally today, there are still a lot of businesses and residences along Street Road that remain in the dark.

You can’t get a Big Mac at the Street Road McDonald’s or coffee at the Wawa or even a case of beer at the Bensalem Beer & Soda.

Traffic lights along Street Road are also out but the township has portable generators powering some of the bigger ones including the intersection of Street and Hulmeville roads.

Other area businesses in the dark include:

  • Fisher’s Tudor House
  • K-Mart
  • Jack’s Cold Cuts
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • M&T Bank
  • More in the Bensalem Center and Brookwood Shopping Center

According to PECO’s website, there are still more than 3,500 power outages in Bensalem. PECO serves more than 20,000 customers in the township.

If you’re able to read this, but your power is still out, let us know where you are in the comments section below.

PECO’s storm center called Sandy the worst storm in the utility’s history and said Bucks County was hit the hardest in the Philadelphia region. The company issued the following release:

WORST STORM IN PECO HISTORY

PECO Crews Respond to Unprecedented Damage

Service Restored to More than 430,000 Customers.

420,000 customers without power.

PHILADELPHIA (October 31, 2012) – Hurricane Sandy caused wide-spread damage along the East Coast and locally caused power interruptions to more than 850,000 PECO customers – making Sandy the most damaging storm in company history.  PECO has restored service to more than 430,000 customers by Tuesday afternoon. 

Working around the clock for nearly two full days, PECO has restored power to more than half of the customers who lost power during Hurricane Sandy.

More than 3,000 employees and contractors, including 2,000 field employees, are working to repair this unprecedented damage and restore service to customers.  Contractors and workers from utilities as far away as Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and PECO’s Chicago-based sister utility ComEd continue to work along side PECO crews on this historic effort.

The company expects work could take up to a week to complete. 

At 4 a.m. Wednesday, 420,000 customers are without service at this time.  Specifically:
• Bucks County =  173,000
• Chester County = 30,000
• Delaware County = 29,000
• Montgomery County = 138,000
• Philadelphia County = 50,000
• York County = Scattered

During this time we urge customers to stay safe and are extremely thankful to our local emergency responders who are working tirelessly for all of us.  Stay away from downed wires, damaged electric equipment and tree limbs or branches contacting electrical equipment. Always assume PECO’s equipment is energized – even if there is an outage in your neighborhood. Report these dangerous conditions to PECO immediately.

We want to remind our customers to be safe as they trick-or-treat and enjoy other Halloween festivities  with their families and friends:
•  Be careful of fallen branches, trees and leaves when walking or driving
•  Be sure to carry flashlights or other lighting - many areas may still be in the dark due to power outages related to the Hurricane

Danielle K November 01, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Has anyone heard anything or see any utility trucks around? This is just unbelievable!
lisa November 01, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Still out on Haystack Lane, off of Park Ave! Having to go out to get coffee in the morning isnt fun ):
tori November 01, 2012 at 06:54 PM
this is so retared i havent seen on peco truck like seriously
Danielle K November 01, 2012 at 07:18 PM
@ Tori....I would have to agree with you. I keep hearing them say they are working around the clock....I would love to know where! I drove all around and found not one utility truck.
ruth whelan November 02, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Echo Beach has been out since Monday and is still out as of today

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